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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    Not sure about "they", but speaking for myself I don't want Archie fired or on the hot seat or even criticized. I want him to win games. He is the third year head coach at Indiana University, is well compensated and has a lot of tools at his disposal. That has accountability, but I don't expect magical results. I'm not demanding a Conf championship or Final four. I do expect consistent hustle, smart play and an NCAA birth as bare minimums. Last night and at Nebraska were great indicators IU is on the right track. I will wait until the end of the year though because last season. I see positive signs but it's time for actual results. I hope Archie is having the time of his life and relishes all of this, but if not and he thinks the fans are too hard on him based on his results? Too freaking bad. I have 0 control over any of that- He on the other hand has a lot of control over it. Don't like it Archie? Then win or go back to Dayton.
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    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    That's like saying North Korea puts on the best parades in the world.
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    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Suck on that Cassius!
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    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    That was my first thought too. I wouldn't say I DON"T believe it, but find it very, very hard to believe that IU fans are spooking these poor gentle souls. My next question is where are these guys going where everything is rainbows and puppies with constant encouragement and gentle caresses? There are degrees, but most fan bases are similar. Very similar. Social media has made everyone an expert/stalker/commentator if it's at Michigan, Marquette or Texas Tech. Wanna bet if UNC fans have rallied around their players or are pillaging them every night? People in general are the problem, not IU fans.
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    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Yep, I honestly don't know who the best team is either. Usually you can tell, or at least have clear tiers. This season that's not the case. I can easily point out reasons for who it is NOT the best, since everyone is flawed. Really pleasantly surprised at O$U's skid though!
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    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Good, I don't want his approval. And for the record I said things about Izzo's mom last night that would make a Bangkok ***** blush. I don't like him or respect him or wish him well. He run's a program full of thugs and criminals. Eff you Izzo you bloated little zit, I'm sure your players will abuse some girls to make them feel better.
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    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Yep, That is all I ask. Play hard all the time. Mistakes will still be made and shots might not fall, the other team can get hot or just be better, but compete consistently every game and A) you'll win a LOT of games B) I won't gripe much about the losses. We've seen enough of it from this team to know it's not a fluke, they have the ability, just bring it every night. I like this team. If they develop a killer instinct and want to step on the opponents gonads and spit in his eye then I'll LOVE them.
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    Coy Cronk Transferring

    Not much of a "Captain" if he transfers to another Conference team because he's afraid of competition. Punk move, IMO.
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    (2021) C - Franck Kepnang

    I'm ok with a Defensive minded center. On THIS team that would be tough, since it's already offensively challenged, but if the roster is built accordingly it would be fine.
  10. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    I absolutely agree with this. It's the coaches responsibility to figure out when to stick with it and when to change it up.
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    Not easy living in enemy territory. Stay strong brother, stay strong.
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    They should play and Cal acting like UK operates under some new paradigm is pathetic. Still, I'm kinda glad they haven't played the last several years since IU likely would have gotten drilled every time except 2015 when we got them in the tourney the following spring anyway. Wasn't IU's last offer to play home & home and 2 neutral sites every four years? That is very reasonable, but you're right, likely gonna have wait until Cal has snuck out of town some dark night a step ahead of the FBI/NCAA/Mob/North Koreans, etc
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    College Bball Thread

    I agree with your point and would answer "yes", FSU UCONN, ND and Arkansas aren't elite, but they are solid teams that are comparable to many B1G teams. A sweep would be a good sign. My only complaint is the lack of a non-con road game. The Wisconsin game seemed to catch IU completely unprepared and it wasn't exactly a raucous environment. Just a bunch of geriatric German people and fat-ankled girls scarfing down brats. Memo to Archie/New AD: Play a true road game before conference season begins.
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    College Bball Thread

    Me too- having watched every IU game, I'm not sold they are top 25 either.....except all the other teams ahead of them look shaky too. I'm still bothered by the abysmal showings at Wisconsin and vs Nebraska, but winning is winning.
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    College Bball Thread

    UVa will win some games just on D, but man the couple times I've seen them they are ugly on offense. Really struggle to score.